National Security Council Member for George W. Bush Discussing USA's Role in the Current US-Iraqi Conflict

Essay by neroXHigh School, 11th gradeA-, April 2004

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With the eyes of the entire world on us, as well as our very own citizens, it is critical that we state firmly and clearly what role America will have in the U.S.-Iraqi conflict and what our intentions are. I personally would advise the U.S. to take a leadership role in the military attack on Iraq, as well as the building of a new regime in Iraq. The United States has moral responsibilities as a superpower. We should be improving human rights, championing for freedom and democracy, sharing our wealth and technology to improve conditions in the world, and preserving world peace. Our foreign policy reflects this. America is the only country in the world with the military and economic might to stop aggressor nations.

The coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War were led by the United States. The war ended in an armistice on the condition that Saddam disarm weapons of mass destruction.

Since the satisfaction of the condition is highly doubtful in the eyes of the world, including the U.N. inspectors, the truce no longer holds. Victory was achieved last time by the U.S. led forces, so the U.S. should lead the coalition again. The coalition against the current War on Iraq is a "coalition of the willing." U.S. is the most willing nation to force Saddam to disarm. Therefore, we should lead the coalition. The U.S. should also lead the attack on Iraq because it is militarily the strongest nation in the coalition.

America's major role in the war and the coalition's victory should grant us the most say in the rebuilding of Iraq. The U.S. is regarded as one of the leading democratic countries of the world. We can show the country how to set up a government that represents the Iraqi people and will...